Sokhim is a 52-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. Sokhim has one son, one daughter, and two grandchildren. When she is not planting rice she is looking after her family members at home. In her frre time she enjoys watching TV and visiting the pagoda.
Five months ago, Sokhim developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her photophobia, tearing, and blurry vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Sokhim learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for four and a half hours seeking treatment. On May 14th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
“I hope that after surgery I will see better so I can plant rice well and go anywhere on my own. Also I hope to be able to take better care of my grandchildren,” Sokhim said.